FLASHBACK: Biden Promised He Wouldn't Declare Victory Until Independently Certified
Former Vice President doesn't make good on his promise
In September, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was asked if he would “pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified” by Fox News' Chris Wallace during the first presidential debate.
The former Vice President's answer was "yes."
“Will you urge your supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted, and will you pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?” asked Wallace.
“And here’s the deal. We’ll count the ballots," Biden began.
"As you pointed out, some of these ballots in some states can’t even be opened until Election Day, and if there’s thousands of ballots, it’s going to take time to do it,” the former Vice President added.
But like many of other of Biden's promises, this one could also be another for the 'broken' list.
Biden, since the presidential election on November 3, has carried on as if he is president-elect.
His campaign has even begun planning part of their transition and promised to dismantle many of President Donald Trump's policies.
The former Vice President has ignored the fact that the presidential election has not yet been independently certified.
He declared the “election is over" and urged all Americans to “wear a mask,” something he promised to make mandatory if elected president.
“The election is over,” Biden claimed.
“I won’t be president until January 20, but my message today is to everyone — it doesn’t matter who you voted… we can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months.”
Biden delivered a victory speech on Saturday night, which was based on media projection.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s administration members maintain that the President may be re-elected due to vote recounts and allegations of voter fraud.
On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place. We’re gonna count all the votes. When the process is complete, there’ll be electors selected. There’s a process."
"The Constitution lays it out pretty clearly. The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today … and successful with a president who’s in office on Jan. 20, a minute afternoon, will also be successful.”